Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Heart Transplant? Not If You Have Autism

Shocking but not surprising – major hospital denies heart transplant status for a young man – because he has autism. Major eugenic discrimination, if you ask me.
Young Man Denied Heart Transplant — His Autism May Be The Reason
Paul Corby, 23, has been denied placement on the heart transplant list.
Karen Corby’s husband died at age 27 of a stroke due to an undiagnosed heart condition. Now she is fighting for a heart transplant for her 23-year-old son, who has the same condition.
Paul Corby has Left Ventricular Noncompaction, a rare, congenital disorder in which part of the heart muscle appears spongy, or “non-compacted.” The heart is less able to pump blood throughout the body; Paul’s “ejection fraction” of blood through his heart is only 20 percent. Strokes and heart failure are common prognoses. Paul has had three mini-strokes already. more

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